Market Update Week Ending 3/17/17

All eyes on the Federal Reserve!! Check out what all the commotion is about in today's Market Update blog! Federal Reserve raises benchmark rates -   The Federal Reserve announced Thursday that they  had increased their benchmark interest rates. The 1/4% increase was the second increase in less than [...]

Market Update | Week Ending 2/17/17

Home sales are off to a great start! January stats are in and it looks like 2017 is looking good! Are you considering selling or buying a home in the San Fernando Valley this year? Keep up to date with the market in my weekly Market Update blogs! [...]

Market Update for the week ending 12/2/16

For more information on the mortgage rates and how the holidays are affecting home sales...keep reading today's Market Update for more stats on today's financials. Economic update for the month ending November 30, 2016 and the week ending December 3, 2016 DOW, S&P, and NASDAQ all ended November at [...]

Why Should I Move to the San Fernando Valley?

Westsiders! Southbayers! And anyone else who's pondering a move to LA, for that matter!  The San Fernando Valley has all sorts of amazing things going on.  Here are 4 good reasons to buy a house in the San Fernando Valley. For more information, feel free to reach out! I'm [...]

Infographic: Buy or Stay?

CA Association of Realtors released a recent infographic: Buy or Stay?  And this had some really interesting information for prospective sellers. When it comes to buying a home, Xers, Boomers and Matures all plan to stay in their current home as long as possible, while Millennials plan to purchase their next or first home within the next 2-5 years. So why do I say that this is important for sellers to know?  Well… 81% of Millenials say they will be looking to move… and 30% say they will be moving in the next 2-5 years.  Which is a heckuva buyer pool.  So perhaps keeping in mind selling features that are targeted towards millenial buyers will gain extra attention to your home.  So tune in next week – or reach out to me here – for some tips to do that…. […]

Infographic: Agent Communication

The California Association of Realtors reacently put out an infographic on what Millenials - our largest First Time Home Buyer category - looks for in their agent.  Any guesses? I'll give you a hint: it's in the title. That's right: responsiveness/communication is a big winner with our younger home [...]

Infographic: Millennials Looking Toward Homeownership

There has been a lot of talk on whether my generation of Millenials are truly satisfied with being renters or if they still want to purchase homes.  A lot of that has been generated with discussion about less Millenials purchasing than other generations past.  Personally - I have mixed [...]

Infographic: Gen Y is Ready to Buy

The Millenials, or Generation Y, are those born between 1980 and 1995.  So basically between the ages of 20-35.  And they are facing a multitude of challenges - of which I plan on breaking down in a future blog I've been working on.  But that doesn't mean that they [...]

Infographic: Young Optimism

Young buyers are often viewed and analyzed in order to find upcoming trends.  It has been noted, however, that millenials are entering the market at a lower rate than years past.  So - given that less are buying now, you would wonder if optimism between young buyers has waned. [...]

What is a REALTOR and 5 Reasons we are Needed

The California Association of REALTORs did a survey recently on where buyers felt the were helped the most.  I should probably preface this by saying there is a difference between a real estate salesperson and a Realtor.  Anyone who can pass the state licensing exam can be an real [...]

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